Diane Hegarty
Nationality American Template:Country data US
Known for Church of Satan
Children Zeena LaVey

Diane Hegarty was co-founder with Anton LaVey of the Church of Satan.


She was born November 13, 1942. As well as being a sorceress, Diane was co-founder with Anton LaVey of the Church of Satan and served as High Priestess for almost 2 decades. Anton LaVey divorced his first wife Carole and began a relationship with Hegarty that lasted 22 years, from 1962 to 1986. They had a child, Zeena LaVey.[1] At the end of their relationship Diane Hegarty sued for palimony.[2][3] She appears in many of the filmed rituals of the Church. These have become stock footage for anyone desiring a depiction of Satanism. Along with her Satanic duties as hostess, model enchantress, mother and magician's wife, she helped Anton raise the lion cub, Togare.

Hegarty administered the Church and typed and edited The Satanic Bible, The Satanic Rituals, The Compleat Witch (aka The Satanic Witch) and The Devil’s Notebook. She did most of the Church's administrative, press and member relations work. Their daughter Zeena LaVey was in the media spotlight at age 3, at her Satanic baptism. The LaVeys helped Zeena raise her son Stanton LaVey. Later in her life, Hegarty dedicated herself to raising Stanton.

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  1. "Satan's Den in Great Disrepair". San Francisco Chronicle. January 25, 1999. Retrieved 2009-09-16. "Both Karla LaVey [sic] and Schreck [sic] were the product of LaVey's common-law marriage to Diane Hegarty from 1962 to 1986. One of the highlights of that unholy union was Schreck's 1967 satanic baptism at the Black House, when she was 3 years old." 
  2. "Palimony Suit Rests on Bed of Nails". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. September 11, 1988. Retrieved 2009-09-16. "On paper, the agreement seemed friendly enough: She got the 1967 Jaguar. He got the 1936 Cord, the 1972 Datsun 280 and the 1976 Cadillac limousine. Still to be decided were the medieval torture implements, the crystal ball, the devil bust, the bed of nails and the classic wooden coffin. But now, the whole thing has become a devil of an issue in San Francisco Superior Court, as the nation's first prince and princess of darkness square off in legal proceedings." 
  3. "The End is Near". Chicago Tribune. September 13, 1988. Retrieved 2009-09-16. "Anton Szandor LaVey, high priest of San Francisco's Church of Satan, lived with Diane Hegarty for 22 years. Now they are squaring off in a palimony suit over household property." 
Preceded by
Church Established
High Priestess of the Church of Satan
Succeeded by
Blanche Barton
pt:Diane Hegarty

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